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Carn Eige

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Carn Eige is the highest of all the mountains north of the Great Glen, and forms the culminating point of the great range of peaks on the north side of beautiful Glen Affric. It is almost always climbed together with its twin and near neighbour, Mam Sodhail.

 You have not climbed Carn Eige.

Region: Loch Ness

Altitude: 1183 metres

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Detailed route description and map

Carn Eige, Mam Sodhail and Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Glen Affric

Other routes and challenges

The quickest approach to both Carn Eige and Mam Sodhail is by the path up the Allt Coire Leachavie, but it would be a shame to omit the fine east ridge traversed on the route given above.

For the truly superfit, the massive challenge hereabouts is the complete Mullardoch round, following ridges that can take in up to 12 Munros, usually accomplished as a lightweight backpacking route.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Glen Affric Hotels

Glen Affric B&B

Glen Affric Cottages

Loch Ness Hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)




Users' walk reports for Carn Eige

There are 1593 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Carn Eige. They have contributed 46 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  26/05/2012  62 M12
  07/11/2011  27 M5
  11/12/2012  25 M3
  07/06/2013  22 M12
  17/08/2015  20 M9
  27/05/2016  17 M12
  12/05/2017  14 M12
  24/07/2017  13 M12
  17/08/2015  13 M12
  02/05/2014  12 M12
  22/09/2012  10 M12
  01/05/2011  9 M12
  20/04/2014  8 M3
  29/06/2014  7 M3
  30/05/2014  7 M3
  02/05/2017  6 M3
  01/07/2011  6 M5
  14/05/2016  5 M5
  01/07/2014  5 M12
  07/07/2013  5 M3
  03/06/2016  4 M6
  20/05/2014  4 M5
  26/05/2012  4 M7
  30/08/2008  4 M2
  07/06/2016  3 M9
  16/05/2016  3 M3
  01/07/2014  3 M12
  19/08/2017  2 M5
  10/10/2015  2 M5
  07/09/2013  2 M10
  26/05/2013  2 M3
  23/06/2012  2 M3
  23/07/2008  2 M3
  25/06/2016  1 M3
  19/09/2015  1 M5
  22/08/2015  1 M3
  05/07/2014  1 M5
  28/08/2012  1 M3
  07/08/2012  1 M12
  19/06/2010  1 M5
  23/06/2016  0 M9
  03/07/2015  0 M6
  20/09/2009  0 M3
  14/09/2009  0 M8
  09/06/2007  0 M2
  18/08/1982  0 M4

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